AMD Ryzen 5 2500U vs Intel Core i3-7130U
Comparing Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
4 GT / s
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
Information on Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Flex Memory Access
Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Yes with Intel® ME
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
35.76 GB / s
34.1 GB / s
ECC memory support
General parameters of GPUs integrated into Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U.
Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)
Graphics max frequency
Max video memory
Clear Video HD
Available interfaces and connections of Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
Graphics image quality
Maximum display resolutions supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
Max resolution over eDP
Max resolution over DisplayPort
Max resolution over VGA
N / A
Graphics API support
APIs supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Ryzen 5 2500U 23.13 +81.4%
Core i3-7130U 12.75
Ryzen 5 2500U 4828 +26.3%
Core i3-7130U 3823
Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 4411 +1.7%
Core i3-7130U 4338
Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 15684 +59.6%
Core i3-7130U 9828
Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 2 +23.3%
Core i3-7130U 1
Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 7 +112.9%
Core i3-7130U 3
Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 137 +23.4%
Core i3-7130U 111
Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 609 +114.4%
Core i3-7130U 284
Ryzen 5 2500U 10 +76.1%
Core i3-7130U 18
Ryzen 5 2500U 2426 +7.8%
Core i3-7130U 2250
x264 encoding pass 1
Ryzen 5 2500U 121 +21%
Core i3-7130U 100
x264 encoding pass 2
Ryzen 5 2500U 35 +84.2%
Core i3-7130U 19
Ryzen 5 2500U 3 +94.1%
Core i3-7130U 2
Ryzen 5 2500U 10616 +62.1%
Core i3-7130U 6548
Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 3383 +19.6%
Core i3-7130U 2829
Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 11301 +86.9%
Core i3-7130U 6047
Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 3582 +3.1%
Core i3-7130U 3473
Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 9548 +40.8%
Core i3-7130U 6782
Ryzen 5 2500U 7356 +81.4%
Core i3-7130U 4055
Let's see how good Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
81.4% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (26 October 2017 vs 12 June 2017)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
Advantages of Intel Core i3-7130U
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
So, Ryzen 5 2500U or Core i3-7130U?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Ryzen 5 2500U.
Should you still have questions on choice between Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.